Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.19
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colorado College
PA-5: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Paul Buckley
Assistant Vice President and Inaugural Director of the Butler Center
The Butler Center
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Has the institution engaged in a structured assessment process during the previous three years to improve diversity, equity and inclusion on campus?:

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

Colorado College's Diversity and Equity Advisory Board administered a survey in the Spring of 2016 for student feedback regarding their experiences on campus. The goal was to survey students for qualitative feedback in regards to topics like diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Colorado College also administered a nation wide, multi-institutional campus climate survey of employees sponsored by Modern Think. Several questions directly related to the topics of diversity and inclusion. This survey was utilized to analyze ongoings on campus and to develop action plans and recommendations.

Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of faculty, staff, administrators and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success (e.g. graduation/success and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity (e.g. pay and retention rates for underrepresented groups)?:

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs and initiatives:

Results from these surveys have shaped policy, programs, and initiatives in many ways. A
beta testing group of faculty was created who are using an end of course question about diversity and inclusion as a part of their class evaluation. Colorado College has also redesigned a session on inclusion during new student orientation based on the results. Results have also helped further the development of affinity group events for faculty and staff and the improvement of the college's diversity timeline.

Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

Assessment results are shared with both faculty and staff at meetings. The college's responses to their findings are shared with students through proactive programming.

Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary:

The website URL where the report or summary is publicly posted:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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